Asus ZenBook 13 UX333: World’s Most Compact and Lightest Laptop

Asus ZenBook 13 UX333: World’s Most Compact and Lightest Laptop




Asus ZenBook 13 UX333 Laptop Review

This is the brand-new Asus ZenBook 13 UX333, the latest and ultraportable laptop from the ZenBook family. I was fortunate to be chosen by Out of Town Travel blog to review this amazing laptop and let me just share with you that I am pretty impressed with the features and ergonomic design of this model possesses.

Asus ZenBook 13 UX333 Laptop Review
Asus ZenBook 13 UX333 Laptop Review

If you’re out in the market in search for a compact yet powerful laptop, then we hope this review of the latest Asus ZenBook will enlighten you, and who knows? It could be the next addition to your travel arsenal. Read along!

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Design

Nowadays, we categorize good laptop by brand. We always go for what is known to be good and common. And to tell you, nothing is wrong with that. However, you might not know that some of the amazing laptops are made by my favorite brand, ASUS. I’m amazed by how Asus created ZenBook.  

Asus ZenBook 13 UX333 Reviews
Asus ZenBook 13 UX333 Reviews

The improvement that it made since the first ZenBook (back in 2011) which I believe to be the first of its kind has been very impressive. In today’s modern technology, the Asus Zenbook series is known to be one of the world’s most compact laptops. In my opinion, this laptop is the best-looking laptop in the market. With its frameless Nano Edge screen in a small military-grade quality body, this Asus ZenBook 13 UX333 is definitely a must-have if you want a laptop upgrade.

Other body features include the exclusive NumberPad dual-function touchpad design which actually recognizes your fingertip motion to distinguish whether you’re typing numbers or moving the cursor. There’s also the ErgoLift hinge, and a 3D IR webcam with a four-element lens for sharper image quality and fast face-login, even in dark environments.

Now, let’s talk about the things I like about this laptop. First and foremost, I like the size, with it’s 13-inch body (that is smaller than an A4 sized paper) you can obviously put this anywhere and bring it everywhere conveniently. You would normally think that a laptop with this size can be heavy but to tell you, I’m curious by how it’s made. Why? It’s too light and I LOVE IT. And again, I’m confident to bring it everywhere I go. Especially with my line of work, traveling can happen a lot. And as a millennial, our laptop is our diary that we all know we can never leave at home.

Asus ZenBook 13 Laptop reviews
Asus ZenBook 13 Laptop reviews

Features

Now let’s talk about my favorite feature in this laptop – the sound system. What I liked about the latest model is that it features a Harman/Kardon – a brand that is known to be one of the best sounding audio companies in the market. My sound test was hilarious, I spent an hour listening to my favorite songs and it almost felt like I’m using my earphones. The sound it produces is absolutely amazing. How do I define “amazing”?

Have you ever been to a concert that really blew your mind? If yes, then you know the impact it gives you on live performances, the great acoustics, and surreal sound system, and that’s exactly how I define this ZenBook’s audio quality. It’s everything.

Portable Asus ZenBook 13 Laptop
Portable Asus ZenBook 13 Laptop

The Downside

You might think that this laptop with great features can cause easy drainage of battery in a short span of time…. And unfortunately, yes it drains easily. I’m a bit disappointed because I expected the battery life to last for more than seven hours, but it didn’t. I had to charge it for five hours (estimated time) —- my battery test was filled with nothing but workout routines for the laptop. I played videos, maxed out the volume, maxed out the brightness, and all that. Maybe that’s the only thing that I dislike about the laptop. But hey, if you’re stuck in traffic, the battery life is enough for you to finish a task or two.

On the brighter side, the laptop’s display is impressive, since it’s operated by AUO5C2D from AU Optronics. I guess it’s the perfect update that Asus ZenBook always acquire. I remember taking photos of this laptop and having no issues with the brightness or whatever the screen panel gives even with my outdoor shots.

Since it has a 3D IR Camera, the laptop camera should have an awesome purpose, right? So as soon as I tried out the 3D IR Camera featured, I tried out the laptop’s camera and I’m truly impressed. I can use skype, messenger, Viber, and other apps on full HD. This is the feature that I’m guessing everyone will be obsessed with. *Yes, talking to the people who love to take random selfies in the morning and at night, and those who need to attend a group video chat on skype without the unnecessary glitches and low audio quality.*  

Main Features of Asus ZenBook 13 UX333

This Asus ZenBook 13 is running with an Intel Core i5, but you can choose to upgrade it with Intel Core i7. I like how fast this laptop works, especially with the size, that you’d be surprised by how much load of work this laptop can manage. Also, I like how it handles the graphics since it runs with GPU – NVIDIA GeForce MX150 and Intel’s IGP – UHD Graphics 620. Expect your videos to be rendered and photos with raw files edited in no time. *So calling all creatives out there! You know what to purchase next!

Nowadays, the laptops we see in the market lacks ports, but with Asus ZenBook 13 UX333F, it’s not an issue because it includes one HDMI port (on the left), two USB ports (one on the left and one on the right), one Micro SD card reader (on the right), and one audio jack (on the right). You can now access your hard drive while charging your device. Thumbs up for keeping this an essential, ASUS!

I am a guy who loves to save photos, files, and all that mess that a computer can carry, that’s why for me, it is important to secure the memory that you have in your laptop. After trying a speed test with all my videos and photos transferred from my hard drive to this laptop, I can proudly say that I’m still happy with the performance. It’s a small laptop with an astounding performance.  I guess an 8GB isn’t bad for a small computer that runs with Intel Core i5 after all. You know what they say, *never judge a book by it’s cover*

Before ending this article, I want to let you guys know that the design of this laptop is nothing compared to others. The Asus ZenBook has once again made its mark as one of the best-looking laptops in the market. This navy-blue laptop with rose gold details goes with everyone. So, whether you’re a male or female, you can never go wrong with the color.

Zenbook 13 Laptop Review
Zenbook 13 Laptop Review

Final Verdict

As a lifestyle blogger/ content creator/ movie consultant, I must say that I am impressed with the Asus ZenBook 13 UX333. I have reviewed the laptop for two weeks, and as a frequent traveler who packs light, I really recommend this laptop. I’m rating this 9/10. This laptop will be perfect for all your needs.

If you’re looking to upgrade your rig, this will be your perfect choice. As a matter of fact, I tried editing my videos (using Adobe Premiere Pro) and still watch my favorite channels on YouTube at the same time. These are the things I consider to be good and the Asus ZenBook has given me more than what I’ve expected.

Price

Zenbook UX333FN-A4115T  (Blue)– 13” FHD/I5-8265/8G/512G PCIE/ MX150 2GD5 – P66,995
Zenbook UX333FN-A4015T (Blue)– 13” FHD/I5-8265/8G/256G PCIE/ MX150 2GD5 – P62,995
Zenbook UX333FA-a3009T (Blue)-  13” FHD/I5-8265/8G/256G PCIE/Shared – P54,995

To know more about the laptop, visit Asus.com/PH

Also see: Travel Gadget Review: ASUS VivoBook S15 S530

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